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Category Archives: Event

All Possible Futures

All Possible Futures SOMArts, San Francisco January 14 – February 13, 2014 Curator: Jon Sueda Statement: «Speculative practices have existed throughout the history of design, most notably in architecture, but only a few graphic designers have positioned themselves in contexts where they are able to pursue explorations built on speculation and uncertain ground. This could […]

The Center for Sensibility
Thesis project

The Center for Sensibility (Thesis project) A project by communication design grad student Amanda Thomas February 11-15, 2013 Discussion of the project: published on September 20, 2013, Statement: (excerpt) «The Center for Sensibility, my thesis project, antagonized the practice of design and sought ways to productively work against prescribed notions of design practice. Inspired […]

Graphic Design, Exhibiting, Curating
Conference, June 26, 2012

Graphic Design, Exhibiting, Curating International conference Faculty of Design and Art Free University of Bozen-Bolzano June 26 / 10:00-18:00 On June 26, 2012, the international conference Graphic Design, Exhibiting, Curating will take place at the Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. The conference aims at addressing the multifarious relationships that […]

“That does not make design art”, Daniel van der Velden (Metahaven)

«… I still believe in a very romantic idea of art, and I also believe that design is not meant to be art: it has a different role. But art is recently providing sometimes a more interesting [space …]: “communication as a research question,” and not as an answer that is formulated by marketing people […]


Archizines traveling exhibition, first held at the Architectural Association, London, November 5 – December 14 2011 (see schedule online) Curator: Elias Redstone Statement: «ARCHIZINES celebrates the resurgence of alternative and independent architectural publishing around the world. The touring exhibition, curated by Elias Redstone and initiated in collaboration with the Architectural Association, features architecture magazines, fanzines […]

Stadtstaat. A Scenario for Merging Cities

Stadtstaat. A Scenario for Merging Cities a project by Metahaven Episode 1: Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, July 17 – September 12, 2009 Episode 2: Casco, Utrecht, September 26 – November 15 2009 Statement: «Stadtstaat explores the interlocked, equivocal relations between contemporary models of governance and their visual identity, by taking an imaginary city-state as a case study. […]

Espace GHP, Toulouse

Reflet: Exposition de Graphisme Contemporain Espace GHP, Toulouse, FR June 20 – August 2, 2008 Curator: Charlotte Cheetham (Manystuff) Statements: «[…] Manystuff étend son activité de promotion de la nouvelle scène graphique avec une exposition, Reflet, mais également avec la parution d’un magazine. Pour ce premier numéro, il s’agit d’approcher autrement la création graphique contemporaine. […]

Forms of Inquiry
Architectural Association, London

Forms of Inquiry Architectural Association, London, UK October 8-31 2007 Traveling exhibition Curator: Zak Kyes Statements: «Forms of Inquiry presents architecture as seen through the practice of graphic design. The exhibition features works that have originated as self-propelled inquiry, either professional or personal, and have been developed into a myriad of media and forms. The […]

The Making of Your Magazines (documenta 12)

The Making of Your Magazines June 16 – September 23 2007 KulturBahnhof, Kassel Architecture magazines as media of aesthetic education. Organization/Curator: Exhibition and project space by archplus as a contribution to documenta 12 magazines. Design/Art direction: onlab Statement (art directors): «onlab designed the exhibition like an editorial office that is open to the public. onlab’s […]


Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines traveling exhibition, first held at Storefront Art and Architecture, New York, March 4 – April 5, 2007 Statement: «An explosion of architectural little magazines in the 1960s and 1970s instigated a radical transformation in architectural culture with the architecture of the magazines acting as the site of innovation […]